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AFSOAS Alumni & Friends Trip: GHANA!

Please join us for our first-ever American Friends of SOAS "Alumni & Friends" trip -- we are heading to GHANA!

JANUARY 27th - FEBRUARY 6th, 2019


$2500/person (exclusive of airfare & visa)

During this trip we will spend several days with Dr. Felix Ameka, a Ghanaian academic and collaborator with SOAS's Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) learning about the work to document critically endangered languages in Ghana and doing site visits with some of these communities (including Animere -& Adele-speaking communities). We will also enjoy a lecture at the University of Ghana - Legon, an exchange with the local alumni association in Ghana, and a full schedule of sightseeing, learning and cultural engagement as we travel through Accra, Ho, Nkwanta, Kumasi and Cape Coast!

Though this trip is intended for American alumni of SOAS and their family & friends, anyone with an interest in learning and travel is most welcome to apply. Space is limited to 20 persons though, so it is advisable to apply early.

The per person program fee is inclusive of all the following:

  1. Double room / shared accommodation for 10 nights at mid-range hotels.

    *A single room supplement is also available for an additional $500.

  2. All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and bottled water for the duration of the trip itinerary (11 days)

  3. Basic emergency medical evacuation insurance (through United Healthcare)

  4. All scheduled activities and related entry & participation fees

  5. Local transportation (through a privately hired vehicle & driver) for the duration of the trip itinerary (11 days)

  6. Essential tips for hotel and restaurant staff, drivers, guides, etc.

  7. A Trip Lead (ie: AFSOAS representative) who will manage all itinerary-related logistical arrangements and issues for the duration of the trip

The following are not included in the trip program fee and are the sole responsibility of the participant to cover:

  1. Roundtrip airfare (arriving at and departing from Accra International Airport) to and from the participant’s chosen departure airport

  2. Passport fees & immunizations

  3. Visa for Ghana (you are responsible for applying and securing your own travel visa to the country)

  4. Any travel, medical, or other insurance

  5. Excess baggage charges

  6. Alcoholic beverages

  7. Any personal shopping

  8. Any additional tips for any hotel or restaurant staff, drivers, guides, etc.

Please use the following links to download the application materials. When complete, please send your application materials and nonrefundable deposit of $500 (preferably a check made out to “American Friends of SOAS”) to: American Friends of SOAS, PO Box 2744, Orange, CA 92859. You may also email a copy of your application materials to to further expedite the process of securing your spot, but we still require that you mail us the physical completed application materials with your original signature.

For any questions, please contact us at

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Earlier Event: January 11
DC: Alumni Gathering
Later Event: March 7
DC: Alumni Happy Hour